Phillip Oswalt
Phillip Oswalt

Obituary of Phillip Paul Oswalt

Phillip "Phil" Oswalt, of Newton, died on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2020, at MercyOne Newton. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020, 1:00 p.m., at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton., A visitation will be held an hour prior to the services. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Newton Elks, or a charity of your choosing. Phillip Paul Oswalt, 88, the son of Harve and Lola (Koopman) Oswalt, was born August 23, 1931, in Wichita, Kansas. He was a graduate of the Newton Senior High School, Class of 1950. Phil had served his country with the US Airforce, during the Korean Conflict In 1973, Phil was united in marriage with JoAnn Barton in Newton. He was a supervisor at Maytag in Newton and Admiral appliances in Galesburg, IL, retiring from Winpower in Newton, as a plant manager. Phil loved being with family, was a member of the Elks Club, as a Life Member, enjoyed Frank Sinatra, the Iowa Hawkeyes, he loved his Chicago Cubs and was always the life of the party. He had a passion for the games of golf and baseball, coaching little league baseball. Phil devoted his life to his wife, children and family, and is survived by his wife of 46 plus years, JoAnn Oswalt of Newton; his daughters: Stephanie (Bill) Conklin, Tonya (Marty) Smith and Donna (David) Plumb, all of Newton; his son Steve (Julie) Oswalt of Des Moines; his grandchildren: Brooke (Kyle) Swihart, Carter Smith, Brittnee (Matthew) Haynie, Cole Smith, Nicole (Mark) Patience, Christoper Conklin, Andrea (Josh) Matson, Heather (Jess) King, Lori Thompson, Tommy (Angie) Oswalt, Amber (Brian) Bird and Sarah Jorges; great-grandchildren: Layne, Willow, Harry, Dillon, Rylee, Serenity, Natalie, Olivia, Nicholas, Matthew, Abigail, Evalyn, Declan, Aiden, Logan, Rossi, Oliver and Luna; great-great grandchild Asher; his twin sister Phyllis Dito; sister-in-law Joy Oswalt; his many nieces, nephews and friends. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers: Owen and Glen Oswalt.
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Thursday
16
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States
Thursday
16
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Newton Union Cemetery
1600 - W. 4th Street N.
Newton, Iowa, United States
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